Peggy Joseph Shabazz El-Bey Recipe

Haitian Accra Fritters

By Peggy Joseph Shabazz El-Bey Zaafirah013

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Peggy's Story

This is one of my favorite Haitian recipes that will leave you wanting more after the first bite. My parents used to make this on Saturdays. Sometimes, adding shredded herring fish to the mixture as well before frying. Accra can be served alone as an appetizer but is usually served at parties or gatherings with fried chicken, fried pork, or fried beef with fried plantains and a light salad or pikliz which I will post the recipe for very soon. I will also post the quick and easy version of this recipe. I hope that you enjoy this recipe as much as I have.


1 lb
1 c
black eyed peas (not dried)
1 tsp
salt to taste
1 tsp
black pepper to taste
shallot or 1/2 onion
1 clove
green bell pepper
scotch bonnet pepper (habanero pepper)
egg beaten
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
baking powder
2 c
vegetable oil

Directions Step-By-Step

Grate the malanga to make 2 cups.
In a blender, mix the black eyed peas, 1/2 cup water, salt, black pepper, scallion, shallot or onion, garlic, green bell pepper, and scotch bonnet pepper until it's the same consistency as the grated malanga.
In a bowl, mix the malanga with the black eye pea mixture. Mix in the beaten egg. Mix the flour and baking powder until you get a nice consistency.
Heat the oil on high heat until very hot.
Drop in a tablespoonful of the mixture in the hot oil.
Do not turn to the other side until the fritter is very dark brown.
While frying, scoop out any extra mix that breaks away from the batter in the hot oil, so it does not clutter or burn the oil.
When both sides of the fritter are very dark brown. scoop out of oil and Drain on a paper towel.

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    Sherri Logan Williams logansw - Feb 10, 2012
    this is an awesome recipe. i can't wait to try it. thanks for sharing...SAVED!!! sw☺
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    Peggy Joseph Shabazz El-Bey Zaafirah013 - Feb 10, 2012
    You're welcome Sherri! You'll love it!
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    Annette W. greeneyez - Feb 13, 2012
    Peggy, is Malanga hard to find? Do you find it in your local grocery stores or do you have to go to a specialty market to buy it? This sounds wonderful.
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    Peggy Joseph Shabazz El-Bey Zaafirah013 - Feb 15, 2012
    Thanks Annette! Malanga usually is hard to find depending on where you live in the United States. But sometimes you can find it at a local grocery store in the produce section. If not, you would find it at a South American or Caribbean (mini) market. Good Luck!
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    Ash S. AshLovesCooking - Nov 2, 2012
    aww man i cant WAIT to make this my haitian food skills are not up to par and im HAITIAN lol AH! im excited! i hope my family enjoys it even though my grandma and aunts might make it a little better